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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016



 The board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia has elected Peter Charow as its new chairman. He succeeds Richard Brody, president of United Technologies International's operations in Russia.

Charow was the chamber's first executive director and has also served as a member of AmCham's board.

Charow is head of representation of BP Russia. He has spent over 25 years engaged with the Soviet Union and Russia, first coming to the U.S.S.R. in 1977, and then spending a year as a Fulbright scholar at Leningrad State University in the mid-1980s. Prior to joining AmCham in 1994, he was head of the local representation of a commodities trading firm in Moscow.


 Marco Leineweber has been appointed DHL national freight manager for Russia. Leineweber was previously freight forwarding manager. Before joining DHL, Leineweber worked in sales and marketing at Deutsche Lufthansa from 1994 to 1995, after that moving to the position of sales manager for Eastern Europe in Danzas Germany. From 1999 to 2004 he was managing director of Danzas CIS, as well as the head of the representation office of Danzas Holding since 2000.

Natalia Bochkova has been appointed as DHL's head of operations for the CIS. Previously, Bochkova was the customs and gateways manager. She has been with DHL since 1992 and has occupied various positions in the customer service area.

Mark Hughes has been appointed DHL freight and linehaul development manager for the CIS. Hughes was previously national freight manager for DHL Russia. He joined DHL in 2001 as business development manager for the oil and gas sector. Previously, Hughes worked from 1985 to 1992 for the British Forwarding Company. In 1992, he moved to Moscow to set up a Russian subsidiary. Between 1992 and 2001, he worked extensively on projects across Russia, Central Asia and Azerbaijan, which included major trade fairs and turnkey projects.

Jones Lang LaSalle

 Jones Lang LaSalle, Moscow, has promoted Andrei Postnikov, Alexei Rzhevtsev, Philippe Beurtheret and Olga Fedotova to associate director.

Postnikov is head of the tenant representation department and is in charge of the key accounts of the firm and the management of the department.

Rzhevtsev is head of the office agency department, oversees the activities of the team and is in charge of the major projects of the company.

Beurtheret is deputy head of the retail department and is involved in the management of the team and in developing its sales activity.

Fedotova is a senior consultant with the retail department, and is a project manager and landlord representative responsible for providing consulting and leasing services to IKEA.

Renaissance Hotel

 Dirk Flieboom has been appointed director of sales and marketing at the Renaissance Moscow Hotel.

Dutch-born Flieboom started his career as a trainee manager at Britain's Selsdon Park Hotel, where he worked in different departments for 10 years. He then worked in London as director of food and beverages for 18 months at the St. Ermins Hotel before joining Renaissance London Gatwick as food and beverages manager. In 1996, he became a deputy general manager for the Renaissance Moscow Hotel, before returning to Gatwick for another stint, first as director of food and beverages and then in the sales and marketing department.


 Alexei Roudiak has been appointed a partner of Salans law firm.

Roudiak joined Salans in 1997 as an associate, and he was appointed a senior associate in 2001. He has worked at the firm's Paris office, where he advised European and U.S. companies on investment and finance issues in the CIS and Eastern Europe.

From 1995-1996, Roudiak worked at Deloitte & Touche Tomatsu, where he advised clients on corporate and banking issues.


 KPMG has appointed Tony Thompson head of KPMG's advisory businesses in Russia and the CIS. Thompson will transfer from KPMG's London office, where he has been based since becoming a KPMG partner in 1991 and was in charge of corporate restructuring work in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

He has already worked extensively in Russia and Eastern Europe on individual engagements.

Thompson has been working at KPMG since 1979. He has particular experience in the financial sector and the automotive, manufacturing and steel industries.


 Andreas Wania, formerly deputy general director of Ost-West Allianz, has moved to ACE Insurance to launch and run the operations of its newly opened office in Russia.

Wania began his career in 1994 in the United States with the FM Insurance Company, and later worked out of Frankfurt servicing and consulting international clients in Western and Eastern Europe.

In 2001, he moved to Russia to work for Ost-West Allianz.


 Sanofi-Aventis has announced the appointment of Arnaud Ponsin to the position of general manager for Russia.

Ponsin joined the group in 1986, and has since occupied various positions within finance, as well as general management, in several countries within Africa and Asia.

Carnegie Center

 Economist, rights advocate and educator Alexander Auzan has joined the Carnegie Moscow Center, launching a new program that assesses the political and economic implications of Russia's numerous post-Soviet reforms.

As a scholar-in-residence at the Carnegie Center, Auzan will continue to head the National Project Institute-Social Contract, where he has been president since 2000.

From 1992 to 2002, he served as president of the Confederation of Consumer Societies, an association of groups from 57 Russian regions and six CIS countries. Auzan is a founder and the director of the People's Assembly Foundation, an umbrella group uniting some 50 NGOs, and holds membership in a number of rights organizations, including the presidential Human Rights Commission, the advisory council of the Russian Ombudsman's Office and the Russian Public Organization for the Development of Education.

From 1995 to 2001, he was a board member of George Soros' main charitable foundation, the Open Society Institute.

Since 1993, Auzan has been a full professor of economics at Moscow State University and, as of 2002, has served as chair of the applied institutional economics department.

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